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Konark Homestay
Ranked #4 of 115 Thekkady B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Mettupalayam, India
1 review
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“The Perfect Homestay”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

Everything about this homestay is absolutely amazing. Really a wonderful location an nice clean rooms for a very reasonable prices. Ramakrishnan the owner is taking care so much of everything, taking you to nice secret places. Preparing so tasty dinner everynights we are stay in 3days. Stay was awesome, he had given us so many information at the start of our trip. overall our stay at konark homestay was one of the best during our pongal vacation. Highly recommended if you are looking for the best homestay option on Thekkady......................

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

Having traveled around India for weeks, avoiding "friendly offers" of rooms, I was skeptical when our (charming) taxi-driver recommended his friend's place, but we duly visited. Wow - we got lucky.

Very clean and spacious room with comfy bed and two throne-like chairs. Hot and powerful shower, and a balcony overlooking the Periyar Tiger Reserve - with warthogs (pumba!) and birds scattered about.

The location is perfect too: a 2 minute walk to the entrance of the tiger reserve, and a short walk (or 20 rupee rickshaw) to the bazaars of Kumily.

Our hosts brought us Kerelan breakfasts daily and offered dinner too. Their laundry service was efficient too.

Would highly recommend - this is the sort of place you hope to stumble upon. Thankfully it's not yet inundated with Lonely Planet travellers!

Room was Rs. 900 / night and worth every penny.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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delhi
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

NIce cozy place just 100 metres from the tiger reserve. Loved the hospitality of Mr and Mrs Ramakrishnan. Rooms are nice and clean. Had the best south indian dinner there during my entire trip. the owners even prepared special meal for us for Pongal. N another thing, the couple is always at their best to organize tickets for tiger reserve, karlaripayatt, kathakali and even help you with shopping.
thanks a ton..

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Tirunelveli, India
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

Everything was great by this homestay. Recently had a trip to thekkady. Thekkady and we stay at konark homestay. This is a fantastic homestay like property to stay and enjoy the cool atmosphere of Thekkady. Special compliments to the home like food culture that is being provided to the inmates. one does not need to so outside to eat. Homestay provides excellent food at order. Whatever you like whatever you need!!!!.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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CHENNAI
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Reviewed December 26, 2012

This home stay has about 5 double rooms with attached bath and centrally located on Lake road. Rooms are pretty clean and managed by Mr Ramakrishnan & Family very well. Facilities include hot water supply in the bath room, tea or coffee on order, home made food on request etc. Mr Ramakrishnan has a three wheeled Autorickshaw which can be availed for travel. Room charge varies from Rs 800 to Rs 1500 per day and I would recommend rooms on the first floor for comfortable stay. There is a small sitout on the western side and one can sit and enjoy watching the forest, natural breeze.

Room Tip: Rooms on the first floor and the one facing the west/forest for good view.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 21, 2012

We visited Kumily in November, 2012. Before we arrived, Latha & Rama were in touch & arranged our transport from the coast & booked our visit to the Periyar Tiger Reserve. We were welcomed beautifully and immediately felt at home. The rest of the stay didn't disappoint. Both the couple & their son were incredibly attentive, helpful and friendly. The food was excellent, cooked however you wanted. The view from the balcony over the reserve was always enthralling with a changing range of widllife - our only disappontment was missing the visit of a monitor lizard to the house on the day we failed to find a tiger in the reserve.
The rooms were large & comfortable, although deeting is recommended as you eat your meals outside on the balcony and mozzies do sometimes get inside the rooms.
We visited as a family group taking over 3 of the 4 rooms, and we can thoroughly recommend all of the rooms & the homestay. We'd definitely go back again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed December 16, 2012

Thanks to konark Homestay for the wonderful service.
We came from Singapore and stayed for 2 nights @ konark. It was awsome, the room was worth the penny we spend. Delicious authentic home food which is really something you all shouldn't miss it!!!. Very nice view from the room and the balcony and lucky enough to see some deers at early morning. Room was clean and had a very good ambience. Enjoy shopping @ konark handicraft, I was planning to buy rudraksham, the shop owner recommended me five face rudraksham based on my sign. Did purchase some of the handicrafts at best price(bcz of Homestay customer) from there. Overall is a good experience @ konark Homestay

Room Tip: Rooms facing the forest view, Good balcony to relax and enjoy
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Konark Homestay
Address: Lake Road | Periyar Tiger Reserve, Thekkady 685536, India
Location: India > Kerala > Idukki District > Thekkady
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites
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Ranked #4 of 115 B&Bs / Inns in Thekkady
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our home is located in the heart of Periyar Tiger Reserve, Thekkady which is 1 km from Kumily town (the bus station) to the sanctuary road. We have four well furnished and neat rooms. We pleasure to serve the very special Kerala homely food both veg. and non veg. We have only four rooms so we could provide our guest a comfortable and affordable accommodation, with an adorable friendly family atmosphere. We have a wild view pavilion for sighting of sambar deer, wild boar, barking deer, black macaque, red mangoose, Indian bat, birds, etc... ... more   less 
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